Waiting for a lift to a guest house or restaurant in the maze of hallways. Photo: John Carney

Chungking Mansions a study of life lived in the raw

The maze of corridors in the five, 17-storey blocks has sat in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui for more than half a century. But it was the 1994 Wong Kar-wai movie Chungking Express that earned the buildings in Nathan Road their iconic status.